§ 17. Mr. Harold Davies
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what treaties are still in existence between Great Britain and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
§ Mr. Selwyn Lloyd
Since the full list of treaties in force between Her Majesty's Government and the Soviet Government is rather long, I will, with permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
The principal Treaties in force are: the Temporary Commercial Agreement of 1934; the Treaty providing for an alliance in the late war against Germany and for Collaboration and Mutual Assistance, concluded in 1942; and the Trade and Finance Agreement and the Payments Agreement of 1947.
§ Mr. Davies
While thanking the right hon. and learned Gentleman for that answer, may I ask him if he thinks that European Defence Community commitments are compatible with the Anglo-Soviet Treaty of Alliance and the 20-year Treaty, by means of which we undertook not to take part in any coalition directed against the U.S.S.R.?
§ Mr. Philip Noel-Baker
Is it not a fact that the Atlantic Pact and other subsequent agreements composed at Lisbon are directed only against aggression, and not in any way against the Soviet Union?
Following is the list:Notes Exchanged on the occasion of the Resumption of Diplomatic Relations with the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics:London 20th December, 1929.Moscow. 21st December, 1929.Temporary Fisheries Agreement:London. 22nd May, 1930.Temporary Commercial Agreement:London, 16th February, 1934.Parcel Post Convention:London, 19th April, 1934.Exchange of Notes concerning the Reciprocal Notification of Arreqst and Imprisonment:Moscow, 14th July, 1937.Treaty for an Alliance in the War against Hitlerite Germany and providing also for Collaboration and Mutual Assistance thereafter:London, 26th May, 1942.378Agreement concerning the Establishment of a Direct Radiotelephone Service (modified by Exchange of Notes dated 19th April and 9th July, 1946):Moscow, 23rd September, 1944.Exchange of Notes constituting a Payments Agreement:Moscow, 27th December, 1947.Trade and Finance Agreement:Moscow, 27th December, 1947